Definitions for connoisseurˌkɒn əˈsɜr, -ˈsʊər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. connoisseur, cognoscente(noun)

    an expert able to appreciate a field; especially in the fine arts

Wiktionary

  1. connoisseur(Noun)

    A specialist of a given field whose opinion is valued; especially in one of the fine arts, or in a matter of taste

  2. Origin: Around 1705–1715, from connoisseur, from the verb connoître (obsolete pre-1835 spelling of connaître).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Connoisseur(noun)

    one well versed in any subject; a skillful or knowing person; a critical judge of any art, particulary of one of the fine arts

  2. Origin: [F. connaisseur, formerly connoisseur, fr. connatre to know, fr. L. cognoscere to become acquainted with; co- + noscere, gnoscere, to learn to know. See Know, and cf. Cognizor.]

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  1. Connoisseur

    A connoisseur is a person who has a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts, cuisines, or an expert judge in matters of taste. In many areas the term now has an air of pretension, and may be used in a partly ironic sense, but in the art trade connoisseurship remains a crucial skill for the identification and attribution to individual artists of works, where documentary evidence of provenance is lacking. The situation in the wine trade is similar, for example in assessing the potential for ageing in a young wine through wine tasting.


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